Defending Champions Manchester City travel to Molineux Stadium to face Wolverhampton Wanderers, While Arteta takes charge of Arsenal for the first time to face Bournemouth.
Liverpool returns to action on Boxing Day at Leicester City after winning the FIFA Club World Cup. Liverpool is yet to taste defeat in the 2019-20 season. Everton’s new manager Ancelotti makes his return to face Burnley at home, Manchester United host Newcastle United and Spurs face Brighton.
Let’s have a look at the Christmas Boxing Day match week-19 schedule and their predicted lineups
Tottenham vs Brighton & Hove Albion – 26 December, Thursday Kick-off 06:00 PM IST
Spurs host Brighton on Boxing Day and both sides will be looking to win after respective defeat over the weekend. Mourinho took charge but they failed to perform with a big team, losing to Bayern, Manchester United and Chelsea.
Brighton defeat Spurs in the reverse fixture beating them 3-0 but spurs have improved under Mourinho.
Tottenham Hotspur: Gazzaniga, Sanchez, Vertonghen, Aurier, Alderweireld, Sissoko, Dier, Rose, Moura, Alli, and Kane
Brighton & Hove Albion: Ryan, Montoya, Dunk, Webster, Burn, Mooy, Stephens, Propper, Gross, Maupay, and Connolly
Prediction: Tottenham vs Brighton 2-1 Hove Albion
AFC Bournemouth vs. Arsenal – 26 December, Thursday Kick-off 08:30 PM IST
Mikel Arteta will take charge of Arsenal for the First time on Boxing Day as they visit a struggling Bournemouth side at Vitality Stadium.
Bournemouth has lost six of their last seven games and conceding six goals in the process. Arsenal has won seven of their nine clashes with Bournemouth.
AFC Bournemouth: Ramsdale, Mepham, Simpson; Stacey, Francis, Gosling, Lerma, L. Cook, Fraser, King, and C. Wilson
Arsenal: Leno, Maitland-Niles, Sokratis, Saka, Torreira, David Luiz, Xhaka, Nelson, Willock, Martinelli, and Aubameyang
Prediction: AFC Bournemouth 1-2 Arsenal
Sheffield United vs Watford – 26 December, Thursday Kick-off 08:30 PM IST
Sheffield United midfielder Flech is back after he was suspended at the weekend will host Watford at Bramall Lane Stadium. Watford will be without Doucoure after he received a booking.
Watford is unbeaten in the last four meetings. Sheffield has lost just one game out of five in-home league game against Watford.
Sheffield United: Henderson; Basham, Egan, O’Connell, Norwood, Fleck, Stevens, Baldock, Lundstram, McGoldrick, and McBurnie
Watford: Foster; Mariappa, Cathcart, Kabasele, Kiko Femenia, Hughes, Capoue, Chalobah, Sarr, Deeney, and Deulofeu
Prediction: Sheffield United 2-0 Watford
Chelsea vs. Southampton – 26 December, Thursday Kick-off 08:30 PM IST
Chelsea got back to back winning ways in style at the weekend beating Spurs 0-2 on their own soil as they will host Southampton at Stamford Bridge.
Ings scored twice in the 3-1 win at Aston Villa and has 11 goals in this season became the second-highest scorer in the league. Both team scoring is a good option to bet.
Chelsea: Kepa, Tomori, Rudiger, Zouma, James, Kante, Jorginho, Alonso Mount, Abraham, and Willian
Southampton: McCarthy, Cedric, Bednarek, Bertrand, Armstrong, Stephens, Ward-Prowse, Hojbjerg, Redmond, Ings, and Long
Prediction: Chelsea 2-1 Southampton
Aston Villa vs. Norwich City – 26 December, Thursday Kick-off 08:30 PM IST
Villa has lost its last five matches in a row will welcome Norwich City at Villa Park Stadium. Norwich has lost nine matches from their last 13 league games.
Out of 52 meetings, Villa has 23 wins, 13 draws and 16 losses against Norwich City. Norwich team Pukki and co. need a magician to steal the points from them.
Aston Villa: Heaton, Guilbert, Targett; Nakamba, Hause, Engels, Hourihane, Douglas Luiz, El Ghazi, Wesley, and Grealish
Norwich City: Krul, Aarons, Zimmermann, Hanley, Byrom, Buendia, Tettey, Trybull, McLean, Cantwell, and Pukki
Prediction: Aston Villa 1-2 Norwich City
Crystal Palace vs. West Ham United – 26 December, Thursday Kick-off 08:30 PM IST
Crystal Palace four-game unbeaten runs come to an end on Saturday as they lost 1-0 away to Newcastle, will now host West Ham United at Selhurst Park Stadium.
Out of 32 meetings, West Ham has 13 wins, 11 draws and 8 losses against Crystal Palace.
Crystal Palace: Guaita, Kelly, Tomkins, Sakho, Milivojevic, Kouyate, Van Aanholt, Ayew, McArthur, Zaha, and Benteke
West Ham United: Martin, Ogbonna, Cresswell, Snodgrass, Fredericks, Balbuena, Noble, Rice, Pablo Fornals, Antonio, and Haller
Prediction: Crystal Palace 2-0 West Ham
Everton vs. Burnley FC – 26 December, Thursday Kick-off 08:30 PM IST
New mentor Carlo Ancelotti, one of the most successful managers in the world football take charge of the Everton team will host Burnley at Goodison Park.
Burnley have conceded 1.78 goals per game and scored 1.1 goals per game. Both teams showed an issue in defensive this season.
Out of 85 meetings, Everton has 35 wins, 24 draws and 26 losses against Burnley.
Everton: Pickford; Sidibe, Mina, Holgate, Sigurdsson, Davies, Delph, Digne, Bernard, Calvert-Lewin, and Richarlison
Burnley: Pope, Bardsley, Tarkowski, Mee, Taylor, Westwood, Cork, Lennon, McNeil; Rodriguez, and Wood
Prediction: Everton 2-1 Burnley FC
Manchester United vs. Newcastle United – 26 December, Thursday Kick-off 11:00 PM IST
United excellent performance form came to an end at the weekend when the bottom relegation team Watford defeat Manchester united by 2-0. Manchester United will welcome Newcastle United at Old Trafford.
Out of 147 meetings, United have 73 wins, 38 draws and 36 losses against Newcastle.
Manchester United: De Gea, Wan-Bissaka, Lindelof, Maguire, Shaw, Greenwood, Pogba, McTominay, Fred, Rashford, and Martial
Newcastle United: Dubravka; Yedlin, Lejeune, Manquillo, Schar, Fernandez, Hayden, Shelvey, Almiron, Joelinton, and Carroll
Prediction: Man United 2-0 Newcastle
Leicester City vs. Liverpool – 27 December, Friday Kick-off 01:30 AM IST
Boxing Day marks an opportunity for Leicester to cut the gap at the top of the table but that’s going to be very tough as Liverpool side are remains unbeaten in the premier league this season.
Liverpool is unbeaten the last five league matches against Leicester City. Out of 93 meetings, Liverpool has 39 wins, 21 draws and 33 losses against Leicester City.
Leicester City: Schmeichel, Pereira, Soyuncu, Chilwell, Evans, Ndidi, Ayoze Perez, Maddison, Tielemans, Albrighton, and Vardy
Liverpool: Alisson, Alexander-Arnold, Robertson, Keita, Gomez, Van Dijk, Wijnaldum, Henderson, Salah, Firmino, and Mane
Prediction: Leicester 1-1 Liverpool
Wolverhampton Wanderers vs. Manchester City – 28 December, Saturday Kick-off 01:15 AM IST
Manchester City team perform one of their best against Leicester on Sunday and that will power pack a big confidence boost when they will travel to Wolverhampton Wanderers at Molineux Stadium.
Aguero made his return from injury with late substitution but he will be on the bench once against confirmed by pep with Jesus likely to lead the attack.
Wolves have drawn half their league games this season, four of their nine home matches ending 1-1.
Wolverhampton Wanderers: Patricio, Coady, Saiss, Dendoncker, Doherty, Joao Moutinho, Neves, Castro, Traore, Diogo Jota, and Jimenez
Manchester City: Ederson; Walker, Fernandinho, Zinchenko, Otamendi, De Bruyne, Bernardo Silva, Rodri, Mahrez, Jesus, and Sterling
Prediction: Wolves 0-2 Man City
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